Woolleymama

Leather Worker Bristol

About us

At WoolleyMama Leather we enjoy working with natural materials and using traditional techniques, whilst incorporating a modern twist in the styles and colours that we use.

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Leather is a beautiful material, and with care and attention and a minor repair or two it can last longer than you can. We use both Veg-tanned leather and chrome-tanned leather as both have good properties and suit different applications.

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We like to specialise on unique pieces of work which will stand the test of time and bring pleasure; a custom piece of work to suit your requirements and needs. Our galleries include pictures of projects made for re-enactors, collectors, daily items such as bags and belts, and imaginative play items for children.

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If you require a personalised bag, reproduction scabbards or bags, quivers, toolroll or panniers for vintage or custom bikes, pouches for tools, sheaths for knives or any other unique and one-off item then please get in touch to discuss your project and we will work to a high standard of detail to help finish it off.

We also offer workshops so that you can learn the skills needed to create your own leatherwork, and we attend various events as well, so also take a look at our Facebook page for information.

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4 days 7 hours ago

The Yew core is now covered in 1mm veg-tanned leather and about to have the design marked on to it ready for tooling.

There is no evidence for tooling on the leather of Bronze Age scabbards, so I base designs on the carved Danish Bronze Age scabbards

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3 weeks 4 days ago

come along to the fayre on Saturday and get some fantastic dressing up items for your little beasts!

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1 month 16 hours ago

A beautiful Wilburton has come my way (Made by Bronze Age Swords) in need of a scabbard. However the sword lives in Colorado in the US, where they have a very dry climate, and wood shrinks noticably, and Hazel seems to be prone to shrinkage. Although not known to have been used for scabbards, we settled on Yew as it has a much lower shrinkage rate than Hazel - not much point in having an accurate, but cracked scabbard is there? We did discuss a carved Yew scabbard, since the scales of this Wilburton are Yew, but a leather covered one was chosen.

In between school holidays, life and coaching my eldest through HAT for Oxford, this has been getting worked upon. Now getting close to being finished - there is merely the leatherwork left to do....

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